G.O.A.L. Completes Major Land Restoration Project Using Effective Microorganisms®

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G.O.A.L. (The Greenbelt Overhaul Alliance of Levittown), supported by B. Organix Inc, Improves Ecosystem in Local Communities with EM•1® Microbial Inoculant

With the help of EM-1, G.O.A.L. has successfully cultivated native wildflowers in community garden spaces.

I’ve applied EM•1® in the past 15 years for many uses, so I was not surprised to see the product work so well on this project.

After 2 years of hard work, G.O.A.L. (The Greenbelt Overhaul Alliance of Levittown) has completed a massive land restoration project using eco-friendly procedures and products. Along with members and volunteers, G.O.A.L. removed over 300 cubic yards of trash and invasive plant species, planted over 850 native trees, removed 1,000 tires from the area, and planted native wildflowers within riparian buffers in Levittown PA. The alliance also utilized EM•1® in the planting of local riparian buffers in the area in order to remediate the local green zones and stream banks. Robert Nix, President/CEO of B Organix, Co. Inc, is the acting soil and planting specialist working with G.O.A.L. Robert Nix said, “I’ve applied EM•1® in the past 15 years for many uses, so I was not surprised to see the product work so well on this project.” Mr. Nix has been a long-time customer of TeraGanix and has worked closely with the company on various applications of EM Technology®, including the G.O.A.L. projects.

G.O.A.L. is a non-profit organization, founded in 2009 by Dale Frazier, focused on restoring stream flows and local waterways as well as clearing trash and debris left in local green zones established by the developer. Over the past 2 years, G.O.A.L., along with members and volunteers, has removed over 300 cubic yards of trash and invasive plant species, planted over 850 native trees, removed 1,000 tires from the area, and planted native wildflowers within riparian buffers. At a recent watershed management seminar, Dale Frazier announced that they have also achieved a 99% success rate for the riparian buffer restoration projects that Robert Nix helped accomplish.

The need for EM•1® Microbial Inoculant in the soil formulations used for the projects was determined in the first soil inspection made by Robert Nix. He found that years of misuse resulted in the lack of soil percolation, low levels of organic matter that needed to be replaced. MrMr. Nix recommended continued watering with EM•1® to improve organic breakdown and help control pathogens along with possible toxins from runoff in the area. The improvement of these factors added to EM•1®’s success rate.

On October 26, 2011, G.O.A.L. held a Vermiculture and Composting seminar in which Robert Nix was the guest speaker for the composting portion. He claimed, “In the soil formulations, one of the key ingredients to making good compost is the use of EM•1® Microbial Inoculant, along with EM® Bokashi used in the fermentation process.” The compost can also be used to make compost tea, an excellent fertilizerfertilizer to add into the watering for organic gardening. EM•1® is used in all of the B Organix soil formulations. We are expanding the use of EM•1® in the community in order to promote environmental education, reduction of food wastes in landfills, natural water quality, and overall environmental health.”

About EM•1®

EM•1® Effective Microorganisms® is the world’s most respected and widely-used organic microbial inoculant. First formulated by Dr Higa in Japan more than 30 years ago, EM•1® is the original Effective Microorganisms®.

Applications for EM•1® include:

  •     A micronutrient fertilizer in certified organic agriculture operations
  •     An organic plant food and soil dehydration deterrent for commercial and residential gardens
  •     A septic tank enzyme treatment and waste treatment compound for large scale composting, odor control, bioremediation, solid waste and wastewater applications
  •     A kitchen composting and garden compost accelerant

To learn more about EM•1® and its applications, please contact Teraganix, North America’s only authorized EM•1® distributor, or visit the Teragainx blog.

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